By Olawale Abdul-Fatah
Following ongoing agitation for restructuring of governance in Nigeria, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has inaugurated a 28-member committee to articulate All Progressives Congress (APC) position on restructuring/true federalism, tasking members of the committee to justify the confidence reposed in them.
He noted that the committee would make appropriate recommendations to the state government on 13 specific areas including System of government, Type of legislature, Federal structure, Power sharing and Rotation, Devolution of Powers, Revenue Allocation Formula and Land Tenure System.
Other areas the committee would be examining are State Police, Resource Control and Derivation Principle, Independent Candidacy, Sate Creation and the Place of Traditional Institution.
Ganduje, who inaugurated the committee chaired by a seasoned administrator, Sule Hamma, at the Government House in Kano, stated that the committee would assist the state government to generate ideas and recommendations that reflect the views and aspirations residents on restructuring and constitutional amendment.
“The committee will collate, analyze and derive guidance from views and recommendations contained in previous reports submitted to Kano state government that are relevant to the foregoing subject matter”, the governor asserted.
He added that it would liaise with similar committees established within Northern region and actively participate in similar initiatives being pursued with a view to the emergence and adoption of common agenda, and recommendations by 19 Northern states, for coordinated projection and promotion of corporate interests and aspirations.
Responding on behalf of the committee members, the chairman, Hamma promised to ensure a selfless and thorough job.
Dr. Ganduje explained that members of the committee were selected based on their track records of service to the state and the nation, urging them to justify the confidence reposed in them.